Ninth House (2019) Review // IF WE WERE VILLAINS x KINGSMAN (MEETS FANTASY)

Ninth House (Alex Stern, #1)

Ninth House – Leigh Bardugo

Book 1: Alex Stern

Adult, Dark Academia, Fantasy, Mystery

Audiobook, Review Copy

Trigger Warnings:Β  violence, death, murder (on page, graphic), dead bodies (graphic depiction), autopsies, ritual, infected wounds, self-inflicted pain, drug use, overdose, anxiety, corpses, child rape (12, graphic), statutory rape (15), sex, assault, sexual assault, violence, past trauma (PTSD), loss of a loved one (past), grief, magical date rape drug, gore, drowning (on page), parental neglect and manipulation/abuse, racism, forced/drugged sexual assault of multiple women filmed on video which was circulated amongst a group of men, forced eating of human waste (to a rapist), talk of suicide, physical abuse, blackmail, use of words like whore, slut & bitch, toxic relationships, physical abuse for sexual pleasure (depicted negatively), bloodletting & self-harm

Publication date: October 1st, 2019

Thank you to Hachette Australia for supplying me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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WHY THE SHADOWHUNTER WORLD DOESN’T TRANSLATE WELL TO THE SCREEN & WHY I THINK IT SHOULD // AKA. THE SCREEN MAJOR IN ME POPPED OUT AND I HAVE THOUGHTS | A DISCUSSION

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Just a heads up, there are going to be spoilers for all of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter books & the movie + show! There will also most likely be spoilers in the comments!Β You’ve been warned!

Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog! Today I’m coming at you with a long discussion-chatty type post so please buckle up, grab some snacks and prepare to really tell me what you think in the comments section because today we’re discussing the Shadowhunter tv show & movie!

Remember, this is a discussion post so I do really want to know your opinions, so please let me know all your thoughts in the comments! (I love long comments so don’t be afraid!)

[Disclaimer: These are just my opinions, you’re entitled to your own and that’s okay!]

You can find my reviews of the Shadowhunter books here.

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RECOMMENDING MORE OF MY FAVOURITE MOVIES! PART 2 // Nicholas Cage + Murder Mysteries + Disney Feel Goods + Classics

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Hey guys, welcome back to my blog! So I recently did a post recommending some of my favourite movies of all time and I had a blast talking about all of them with you guys so I figured why not do a part 2?

If you wanna here me go off on tangents and talk about Keanu Reeves and Studio Ghibli a lot you can find part 1 of this series here.

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MAY MADE A PJO AND HOO BOOK TAG AND I LOVE IT SO MUCH 😍😍😍 | aka. The PJO/HoO Character Book Tag

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Oh my God, everything is happening at the moment and I am loving it! Rick Riordan (the man HIMSELF) recently announced that the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series is going to be adapted into a tv series on Disney+ and I am super excited about it! This is one of my favourite childhood series of all time, and I know I’ll still be reading it well into the future, so picture me in 20 years having a mid-life crisis and still reading Percy Jackson! Also, oh my god Becky Riordan just dropped some hints about “beginning another journey with Percy” and I am STRESSED!

So, I love Percy Jackson, it’s getting a tv series, Becky is stressing me the f out, I’m currently re-reading the series with the lovely Destiny @ Howling Libraries and now May has created a tag based on my absolute favourite characters and I AM LIVING!

*This tag is spoiler-free and has no plot hints or anything like that, so you can do it if you haven’t read all or any of the books!
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MY OLYMPIC GAMES TBR // aka.we’re getting all the Percy Jackson content and I’m living for it!

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So… is anyone actually surprised??? I love Percy Jackson so there was no way I was going to miss out on an entire readathon based around Percy and the gods! I recently did the test to see who my “Godly Parent” would be and I got Poseidon and I’m honestly not surprised because I’ve always felt like he represented me best, though I do feel like it’s kind of like getting Gryffindor in a HP quiz πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ.

You can find out more about the readathon here.

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Meet Sofia! // Allonsy Blogger Interviews

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Hey guys, welcome back to my blog! This year I’ve been focusing on getting to know other bloggers in our bookish community and right now I think it’s more important than ever to be staying positive and engaging with each other online, so today I’m interviewing Sofia @ A Book A Thought!

I loved getting to know Sofia more through reading her answers to my questions! She’s such a fun personality and I cant’ wait for you all to get to know her too!

Here are some of Sofia’s most recent blog posts if you’re curious to see what she writes about!

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MY JUNE TBR πŸ“š // 11 books? 100 pages a day? Why am I like this?? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ˜‚

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Okay, so June is going to be a mess. I both want to focus on relaxing since school *just* finished for the trimester. I am literally submitting my last assignment as we speak! But, I also want to make an effort to use this time to read and catch up on movies, so I’m sure this means I’ll burn out and do neither of those things! πŸ˜‚

This month my main goal is just to continue and potentially finish my re-read of the Harry Potter series since I’ve *finally* finished school and have that time back! But, because I’ll be reading those on my Kindle and making notes and highlights, I figure I’ll need some audiobooks to tide me over too, so I’m hoping to continue reading the Shadowhunters books because I’m still pretty behind! I usually have a much more extensive tbr but this month, for me is really more about finishing up with the harry potter series and trying to figure out if it’s worth going back to uni next month or not!

That being said, I do have a few buddy reads planned for this month and I am challenging myself again to read 100 pages every day, so who knows what will happen with my reading this month! πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

Me: this month my tbr is gonna be small, I’m going to relax!
Also me: *puts 11 books on my tbr*

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MAY WRAP UP πŸ“š | I went from reading every day to an assessment-induced reading slump!

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Hey guys, welcome back to my blog! Today I’m showing you all the book I read in May

If March felt like the longest month I’ve ever lived through,and April flew by in a few days then May

My goal this month was low-key to hit at least 20 reads and also to read big books and I’d say I well and truly did that as most of the books I read were over 400 pages and also wow I read a lot this month! I think I’m going to try and slow it down next month so I don’t burn myself out but wow, I don’t know what my wrap up will look like next month because I officially will have no Uni assignment to submit so I’ll… just be reading??? An insane concept tbh.

Also, excuse me if thi spost looks a little bit shaky, I’m still getting used to the new WP editor. I’m not liking it at all so it’s taking me a while to get used to it and understand it!

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MY JUNE BULLET JOURNAL SET UP // 2020

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Hi all! Welcome back to my blog! Today I’m coming at you with my June bullet journal spread!

Also a quick caveat – I’m not blessed with any artistic talent and my journal is purely for helping me through the year and I’m using it more to keep myself accountable throughout the year. So, excuse the basic spreads but I’m proud of them!

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THE RIORDAN-VERSE READING ORDER | FROM PERCY JACKSON TO THE TRIALS OF APOLLO + COMPANION NOVELS | Series Order? Chronological? Pub Order? Where To Start!

The RiordanVerse Special – Tales from the Fandom

Hey guys, welcome back to my blog! Everyone is talking about Percy Jackson at the moment because of the news about the Disney+ series! + May even recently created a non-spoiler book tag based on the characters in the PJO/HoO series! I’m also currently in the midst of re-reading Rick Riordan’s mythological series with my friend Destiny! I

Anywayyy, so because of the exciting news about the show, I’ve seen a lot of people getting back into the Riordan-Verse and asking how to read all the books. So, I figured since I have read all but the last couple of books in the Trials of Apollo series, why not help everyone out and let y’all know how you can dive into Riordan’s series without getting confused!

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